On the bike storage is highly desirable, and preferred by many riders, as opposed to digging through a pack - especially on shorter rides. There have been various solutions through the years whether it's a hole in the downtube of the bike, a mount of sorts, or a strap. Pivot Cycles now have their own take on it with their new Phoenix Dock system which was developed through a collaboration with Topeak.
The Phoenix Dock system helps keep tools secure and in an easy and quick to access place. The tools can be bolted onto any standard water bottle bosses on a bike. Some bikes, such as Pivot's new Switchblade, along with rides from Transition, Norco, and others have an extra set of bosses on the bottom of the top tube, ideal for mounting the new tools.
The Phoenix Dock system currently has three different configurations to choose from: The Ninja Tool Box T16+, the larger Ninja Tool Box Mini T20 Pro, and Ninja CO2. The tools range in price from $46.99 to $56.99 and are available from Pivot dealers and on Pivot's website now.
I've had the tool system in use over the last couple weeks, primarily utilizing the Ninja Toolbox 16+ and can say that it's been a nice upgrade from having a multi-tool in my pocket. The tools are high-quality and I'm looking forward to seeing more companies including practical solutions for carrying what is needed for a ride on the bike.
More information can be found at Pivotcycles.com